Steve's Digicams Forums

Steve's Digicams Forums (
-   Sports & Action Photos (
-   -   Baseball (

Jobeye Apr 9, 2006 12:32 AM

1 Attachment(s)
1st try at night time photography

Jobeye Apr 9, 2006 12:36 AM

1 Attachment(s)

Jobeye Apr 9, 2006 12:41 AM

1 Attachment(s)
Keeping his eyes on the ball..... all the way to the catcher's glove

JohnG Apr 10, 2006 7:58 AM

OK, first let me say I love the 1st two shots - just because of the poor kid's expressions. He looks absolutely terrified :cry:

Now, a couple comments:

Overall, not bad - especially in low light.

On the first shot, try not to crop out the feet. This happens a lot - especially when you shoot while standing. In all 3 shots, watch your horizons - they're slightly off level but that's easily fixed in PP (this type of thing is more easily noticed when you have vertical or horizontal lines in the shot - which in baseball there's almost always a fence.

The thing I like best is all the dust coming off the catcher's mit in shot 3. I understand the purpose of your framing (eye on the ball) - I just think it's a cool aspect of the shot.

Good work for a first time - hopefully you'll get a chance to shoot during the day when you can really have some fun.

Walter C Apr 10, 2006 9:17 AM

Jobeye/Fellow Texan

Great expressions captured in all three. What camera/lens/settings?


Jobeye Apr 10, 2006 3:54 PM

Thank you ,these were taken looking thru a chain link fence

Jobeye Apr 10, 2006 3:59 PM

Thanks Walter.I use a Canon 20D,with a Canon 70-200mm F2.8. I had my lense set

at 2.8

Angel L. Apr 11, 2006 9:09 AM

These are great shots in night baseball. This makes want to run out and get a 20d right now. The only thing I would like to see is a faster shutter, 1/400 to stop the ball and the bat.

Jobeye Apr 11, 2006 5:56 PM

Thank you,I was using the aperture mode and had the F Stop at 2.8 with the iso set at 1600.The fastest shutter speed I could get was between 1/200 to 1/320

Jobeye Apr 11, 2006 5:59 PM

Angel, Canon has come out with the 30D,prices should start coming down on the 20D

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 7:43 AM.